Clean Power Alliance supports our customers’ rooftop solar and other local clean energy generating and storage solutions.
Clean Power Alliance compensates customers for your rooftop solar power by providing credits on the generation portion of your bill, while SCE provides credits on the distribution side of your bill.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has changed the way new solar customers will be compensated by utilities for their solar generation. To maintain consistency for our customers and to help make the electric grid more sustainable and reliable, the CPA Board adopted a new CPA Solar Billing Plan effective September 1, 2023.
Under the new Solar Billing Plan, solar systems paired with battery storage can provide customers with higher value compared with solar-only systems. Beginning in early 2024, Clean Power Alliance will offer rebates for residential batteries to make storage more affordable so that you can use your solar power when it is most needed and valuable.
Scroll down for more information about CPA’s NEM and Solar Billing Plan programs.
If you are a CPA customer and your solar panels were approved by SCE on or before August 31, 2023, you will remain on CPA’s NEM Tariff for the duration of your 20-year NEM eligibility period. Customers new to CPA service who are already enrolled in SCE’s NEM program will be automatically enrolled in CPA’s NEM program upon enrollment with CPA and will retain your legacy status as detailed in your solar agreement.
Clean Power Alliance calculates and applies NEM credits on the generation portion of your bill based on the retail value of the electricity generated by your solar panels. SCE calculates and applies NEM credits on the delivery side of your bill. There are a few small differences between how Clean Power Alliance and SCE administer the NEM program:
Click on the button below to view Clean Power Alliance’s complete NEM Tariff and contact Customer Service if you have any questions about CPA’s NEM program or your account.
CPA customers whose solar panels are approved after August 31, 2023, will be enrolled in CPA’s Solar Billing Plan on the generation side of your bill. CPA’s plan aligns with the new statewide incentives to promote the adoption of solar paired with battery storage and support a sustainable and reliable electric grid.
How it works:
Click on the button below to view Clean Power Alliance’s complete Solar Billing Plan Tariff (also known as the Net Billing Tariff) and contact Customer Service if you have any questions about CPA’s Solar Billing Plan or your account.
Note that under the CPUC’s new rules, solar systems approved by SCE after April 14, 2023, will be enrolled in SCE’s Solar Billing Plan on the delivery side of your bill. For more information about SCE’s Solar Billing Plan visit sce.com/residential/generating-your-own-power/solar-billing-plan.